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Submitted by Komega 1184d ago | podcast

Pixel Apocalypse Podcast: Episode 35 “Too Many Devices”

On this episode of the Pixel Apocalypse Podcast Gingir has got her hands on the Xperia Play, or Playstation Phone, or whatever the hell you want to call it. The conversation quickly evolves into a discussion about why we are being inundated with so many devices, and when will we get the one device that “does it all”?

In the second half of the show the gang discusses Sony’s E3 press conference, what we expect to he at the show, and a little about what Microsoft might be bringing to the table. (3DS, Culture, Microsoft, Nintendo DS, PC, PS3, PSP, Sony, Xbox 360, Xperia Play)

Neko_Mega  +   1184d ago
Maybe because Sony whats that mobile gaming money? Or maybe Sony wanted to show people how much better gaming is when you have a controller.

I don't know but I like this phone and for people that play roms on their phone (don't know why they would) can most likely use the controller part of the phone to play. Which would make it alot more easy to play a Mario game with a controller.
schlanz  +   1184d ago
The phone's specs are yawn inducing, the on-board memory is laughable, it's 3G only, it's bulky and not at all sleek, and the sole feature of the device that its success rests upon- the controller- feels clumsy. The D-Pad sucks and the triggers are overly sensitive.

Still, I guess its better than nothing for anyone wanting to play emulators or the classic PSone games on their phone.

I can't imagine there won't be a better model in the future, though, so I'll hold out. For now I'd rather have a faster and more powerful device in my pocket than something that doesn't fully deliver on the one interesting aspect about it.
Neko_Mega  +   1184d ago
Don't know what phone you are looking at, specs next to the IPhone yeah it isn't got the best cam or 32GB.

But other than that it matches every other Android on the market that is with Verizon and it has more battery for stand by then IPhone.

You can compare them on Verizon's site to see.
schlanz  +   1184d ago
Droid X2 runs circles around the Xperia Play and it launched the same day. Dual Core NVIDIA Tegra 2 processor, 8 gigs internal memory (compared to 400MB on the Play - pathetic) and a 4.3" qHD display. Funny thing is the Play is heavier and thicker than the X2 despite having much weaker specs.

That said, the Play is still a capable device but its going to be outdated rapidly as more dual core and 4G phones are released. This thing isn't worth a 2 year contract.

also, iPhone is hardly the best phone on Verizon. Best selling, yes(since it debuted) but most powerful, not by a long shot. And it has amazing battery life. I highly doubt the Xperia can do better in that department.

And by the way, I work for Verizon. ;)
Neko_Mega  +   1183d ago
So where did you get the 400mb from? Any phone is outdate by the time it comes out.

Xperia going by Verizon's the battery is better then the IPhone and from what people said. Really good.

But you have to be a gaming to want this phone.
schlanz  +   1183d ago
Correction, I guess its actually only 380MB internal, available at least.

It has a 16GB microSD but a lot of apps must be installed to the device memory, at least part of them. Over the length of two years I can see this really becoming a problem, not to mention 16GB external seems painfully small to any avid gamer wanting to install a lot of games and media.

I've got over a GB used on my Thunderbolts available internal memory which is also what I consider pretty small at around 2.4GB.

Battery life has reportedly been pretty good for an android device, but I still wonder why you compare it to the iPhone which has great battery life. If anything you should compare it to other Android devices where battery life seems to be more of an issue.

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